Meet The Team
Kathy Tran received her BBA from Lamar University in Accounting in 2007 and a dual degree in Marketing and MIS in 2003. Before starting with Contract to Close in 2019, she had extensive experience in the Accounting field and was an Auditor for a Public Accounting firm in Houston, TX. As a licensed Realtor, she provides tremendous support to our agents, ensuring a smooth transaction from beginning to end with the contract to close process.
Dawn Arbuckle has been a Texas Licensed Realtor since 2001. She started working at her family’s restaurant at the very young age of nine and learned early on the values of hard work and good customer service. As an adult, Dawn worked ten years in the Investment Banking business and another five in Retail Merchandising before starting her Real Estate career. She enjoys the complexity, adaptability, and is grateful for the variety of challenges that this industry brings. Her extensive experience working in a team environment has honed her organizational and time management skills to an exceptional level. As a Transaction Coordinator, her goal is to make the closing process as smooth as possible for her very busy agents and their valuable clients. Dawn has lived in the Houston area all of her life but has made Katy her permanent home for the last 23 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and traveling to tropical destinations in search of the perfect beach
April Vela Vigliante
April is a native Texan, growing up in Beaumont and Orange before earning a degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. After graduation, she moved to Houston and worked in various areas of Commercial Real Estate, including appraisal and lease auditing. She has since found her niche as a Listing Coordinator and enjoys helping her agents succeed with her attention to detail and strong work ethic. At home in Kingwood, April enjoys spending time with her husband, two young daughters, and dog, Bella. She serves as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and on the PTA Board of her daughters’ school.
Shawna Hobbs has held her Texas Real Estate License since 2015, and she is a designated as a Master Negotiation Expert (MCNE). Whether it's buying or selling, Shawna strives to provide the best customer service and high level of communication with exceptional organizational skills to all parties to ensure a smooth transaction. From her beginnings in the commercial real estate to her transition to the residential real estate, Shawna's goal is to make sure our clients feel comfortable with the process of buying or selling from beginning to end.
Natalia Jordan has been in the Real Estate industry since 2004 and comes with a vast amount of experience in the business. She prides herself on her commitment to helping her team succeed. As a licensed Realtor and a Master Certified Negotiations Expert, Natalia is always seeking out new education opportunities to make herself an invaluable resource for our clients. Extremely organized and detail oriented, Natalia has put systems into place to make her team run as smoothly as possible. She is originally from San Diego, California, but has lived in the Houston area since 1994. She is married and has two children. Her hobbies include reading, kickboxing, and fishing.
Cindy Sork Flud
Cindy Sork is a native Texan and has continued living in the surrounding areas of Houston, Missouri City, Richmond and Katy, and is currently enjoying her recent move to Sealy, TX. Cindy began her career in Real Estate in 2015, where she developed a love for the real estate industry. As a Transaction Coordinator, she has found her commitment and customer service skills have made her stand out and taken her to a new level in her career. Cindy’s focus is to make sure that all aspects associated with the contract through to closing are taken care of promptly to ensure a smooth and timely completion for both her agents and their clients. Cindy loves the outdoors, gardening and is a huge Houston Astros baseball fan!
Arpine has held her Texas Real Estate License since 2005. She is designated as a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and brings over 14+ years of contract experience. Prior to relocating to Texas and becoming a Licensed Realtor, Arpine was a Real Estate Executive Assistant and a Market Center Administrator (MCA) in Louisiana. Her expertise is in negotiation repairs and managing all aspects of the workflow from contract to close. She has processed well over 2500+ transactions. As CEO of Contract to Close, LLC, she oversees and directs all aspects of the in-house Listing and Transaction functions of the business which includes an Executive Assistant, a Social Media Coordinator, Listing Coordinators, and Transaction Coordinators. In addition, Arpine takes an active role in marketing the business, communicating and coordinating with new and existing Real Estate Agent clients as well as Lenders, Title Companies, and Co-op Agents to ensure smooth transactions. She is a member of Keller Williams’ Master Faculty for real estate training and is also qualified to mentor and coach experienced and newly Licensed Real Estate Agents.
Stacie earned her real estate license and began her career with Keller Williams Premier in 1998 as the 2nd employee hired by the firm. There she served in leadership roles as the Market Center Administrator and then the Assistant Team Leader; helping build one of the largest and most successful real estate firms in the Houston area. Many of the policies and procedures she developed and implemented are still in use at the firm today. Today, Stacie reinforces high standards of the agent, handling the listing details accurately and efficiently. This freeing the agent to focus on other tasks like lead generation. Attention to detail, 21+ years of real estate experience, and excellent communication skills ensure a smooth initiation of each listing. Peek behind the curtain, and you’ll find Stacie has great respect and understanding of the challenges the agent faces every day. With her help, listing initiation is one aspect of the business that does not have to be a challenge.
Taylor Wright is a Houston native with a background in real estate and a knack for creative writing. She first realized her passion in High School, where she studied Journalism and served as Editor of the school’s award-winning newspaper. Following in the footsteps of two generations prior, Taylor went on to receive her Texas Real Estate License. She has since acquired over eight years of hands-on real estate experience, working for Top-Producing Agents and Real Estate Brokers in roles ranging from Director of First Impressions to Administrative Assistant, and now Listing Coordinator. Taylor enjoys using her impressive writing/communication skills and real estate knowledge to create captivating listings while assisting agents and sellers in making the entire process as seamless as possible. In her free time, Taylor loves to cook, spend time with family, and spoil her fur-babies.